welcome to Achad Therapy
Achad translates from Hebrew to mean one, or whole. This theme is at the core of our practices.
Wholeness is something we strive for all our clients to embrace within themselves. We want them to feel peaceful when lying in bed at night, and to feel fulfilled and connected to those around them in their daily life.
We realize that the journey of mental health can be complicated, and the road to healing is often full of different twists and turns. But we are here to support you along the journey.
To understand our clients, Achad Therapy takes a science-based approach. We believe that understanding the human body as it relates to mental health is vital for our clients' care.
Our goal is to work with you to help you begin to understand and learn how to regulate your nervous system, which will help you feel safe and supported in your daily life.
We don’t know what it is like to be you. You are unique and special; no one has been through what you have gone through. We lead with openness in each session, never assuming that we know more than our clients about what it means to operate in their bodies.
We strive to keep up with the ever-evolving discoveries of this industry, currently theories such as Polyvagal theory highly influence the work we do. We believe new discoveries in mental health should continue to be implemented in the work we do.
Everyone is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental health. We work with our clients to create a plan for treating their mental health that is specific to their individual needs.
Becoming a therapist takes years of training and schooling, all of which provides clinicians with many ways to help their clients regulate their nervous system.
While we may utilize different regulation strategies, our therapists have specialized training in the following two modalities:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that stem from disturbing life experiences. EMDR facilitates healing in the psyche the same way the body begins to heal a wound, and removes the blocks or imbalances caused by a prior traumatic experience. EMDR is a powerful practice that allows people to experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
Making progress through play
Play allows you to operate in your right brain, which allows for children and adults to be able to work through many mental health symptoms without overthinking. Play allows us to let our guard down, and reveal what really is going on inside. During a play therapy session, the therapist observes, remarks, and journeys together with the client in order to help them gain awareness of what is happening.
OUR OFFICE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE
Achad Therapy welcomes adults, teens and children from all walks of life, and refuses to pathologize any person. We want to serve you - no matter what your mental health goals may be.
IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU
KAITLIN GOODMAN, LMSW
Association for Play Therapy-Certified Therapist
Synergetic Play Therapy-Certified Therapist
Katie started Achad Therapy, LLC in 2016 as a way to help individuals in her community meet their mental health needs.
Over the course of her career, she has learned that mental health symptoms look different for everyone, and specializes in creating personalized treatment plans for each client to achieve their goals.
Katie received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Hope College, and her master's degree in Social Work from Michigan State University, and is certified in EMDR and Play Therapy.
*This list is not exclusive and it is best to call Katie to see if she would be the best fit for meeting your mental health needs.
Insurance Information: Achad Therapy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, McLaren, McLaren Medicaid and Blue Cross Complete. We also accept out-of-pocket pay.
Common diagnoses Katie treats: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, CPTDS, attachment disorders, and DID.*